Trevor Story Provides Update On His Potential Return To Play

Trevor Story shocked Red Sox Nation back in January with the announcement that he'd undergone an internal brace UCL surgery (a modified Tommy John surgery) and that he'd be out for months. He showed up this morning at spring training to provide an update on his recovery and a potential timeline for his return.

Story said that the "best case scenario" is that he'll be back to play in the second half of the season. Worst case scenario: missing the season completely. But he stressed that he is very confident in the best case, and that he'll be back at least after the All-Star break.

Story had been pencilled in as the new starting shortstop before his surgery, and just yesterday, chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom admitted they're still looking "to add to this group" when speaking of the middle infielders on his roster.
"We like who we have but we're gonna continue to look to add to this group." 
He mentioned the oft-injured Adalberto Mondesi, the shortstop they brought in from Kansas City this offseason, but "we're still working on a timetable there as we progress him."

There are still two major league viable shortstops on the free agent market in Elvis Andrus and former Red Sox Jose Iglesias.

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